trichlorfon

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noun tri·chlor·fon \(ˌ)trī-ˈklȯr-ˌfän\
variants: or less commonly

trichlorphon

Definition of trichlorfon

  1. :  a crystalline compound C4H8Cl3O4P used especially as an insecticide

Origin and Etymology of trichlorfon

tri- + chlor- + -fon (irregular from phosphonate, a salt derived from phosphine)


First Known Use: 1960


Medical Dictionary

trichlorfon

noun tri·chlor·fon
variants: also

trichlorphon

\(ˈ)trī-ˈklō(ə)r-ˌfän, -ˈklȯ(ə)r-\play

Medical Definition of trichlorfon

  1. :  an organophosphate C4H8Cl3O4P used as a parasiticide in veterinary medicine


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